The University of Bahrain pioneers blockchain adoption in the Middle East

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The University of Bahrain pioneers blockchain adoption in the Middle East

Priya Wadhwa
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The University of Bahrain pioneers blockchain adoption in the Middle East
Issuing digital diplomas of its students on blockchain.

One of the main aspects of blockchain that make it so successful is its immutability – once something is on a particular blockchain, such as Ethereum, the document, file or data cannot be tampered with. In other words, it cannot be changed or modified in any way, making it immutable. This has a wide variety of use-cases, from luxury items that can be tracked on the blockchain to government-related documents and votes. All of those can be tracked securely, and you can be sure that nobody has tampered with the data.

Recently, an initiative by the University of Bahrain has shown another interesting application of blockchain technology – it is going to issue digital diplomas of its students on the blockchain, which can then be shared freely. Professor Riyad Hamzah, president of the University of Bahrain, comments, “We at UOB are delighted to be the trailblazers in using blockchain in the MENA region in order to better serve our students. Students will have their own digital file, which means that they or indeed their employers will not have to wait for us to validate their credentials.”

Learn more about the initiative by the University of Bahrain here.